Bozell Demands Media Report Liberal Hate Speech
Published: 8/6/2009 11:26 AM ET
Democrats Demonize ObamaCare Protestors as Nazis and Mobsters
Alexandria, VA - As Americans voice their fervent opposition to Obama's healthcare "reform," Democrats have launched a war of outrageous hate speech. First, the DNC launched a web video charging "desperate Republicans and their well-funded allies" with "organizing angry mobs" to "destroy President Obama." Then shortly thereafter, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused townhall protestors of "carrying swastikas."
Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued the following statement:
"Liberals are not only grasping at the straws of desperation to protect this radical government takeover, they have crossed into unabashed hate speech. Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity have never said anything like this. Yet they are accused of hate speech. To put it another way, if Limbaugh and Hannity are guilty of hate speech, how much worse are these liberals?
"The third in line to the Presidency just characterized Americans exercising their First Amendment rights as Nazis. Imagine if the Bush White House had launched the same attacks against Iraq War demonstrators. They would have chastised, lambasted and made a target of destruction by every national media outlet.
"The media have a responsibility to report on this hate speech, who is behind it and how vicious it has become."